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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite
Jungle Empire by E.G. Zapata introduces us to Ethan Monroe and Jason Wentworth who dream of thrills and adventures. While on a vacation in Peru, they meet a man who says he is the cousin of Colombia's drug lord: Lalo Luis Montenegro. They come back to the US with some smuggled cocaine and decide on a daring plan. The story evolves in the Colombian jungle, and has strong themes of greed, revenge, betrayal and last, but not least, love and just what power love can have.
Intense and gripping, this book has all the right ingredients I would expect to find in a good and solid suspense read. There were a few sections where I felt that things got a little bit too busy for my personal taste, but it does not take away from the good writing of the book. Ethan and Jason could be any typical young men who are looking for a bit of fun and end up in over their heads, whether they will admit it or not. E.G. Zapata has an interesting and entertaining writing style that will get you engaged in the book and will make you want to keep reading. I suggest if you want to end up spending an afternoon locked in the intense thrills that can come from being in the jungle, this book is one you should check out. I highly recommend it for its solid writing, good editing and gripping story line, overall.